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TQ2576

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Rail clone nested insertion point?
« on: December 24, 2014, 08:45:55 PM »
Grocery Store aisle Rail Clone object consists of different products going on shelving.
The shelving is made and works well as its own Railcone.  I can make it any length I need.  The products are made as individual rail clones so I can adjust the items missing and work well.
I created each set of products as a rail clone and nested it into an array using sequence to arrange all the products.

I decided to add some flexibility to the set by adding the product price labels to each of the product rail clones which created a problem since the labels are below the products.

Here is the issue:   When adding the product price labels it changes the insertion point on the sequence railclone. So depending on turning on on off the price labels I have to adjust the insertion z offset manually.  It there a way to fix this?   Is it possible to set the z axis and if I add an item into a railclone that is nested it wont change in the main clone in the z axis?

I could easily see adding other things to the individual product railclones that could be turned on and off... I just need the z axis constant so the products rest on the shelving properly no matter what is turned on and off.

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Re: Rail clone nested insertion point?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2014, 10:28:43 AM »
Depending how you created the products RailClone, would be several ways to keep it aligned at the same point (using arithmetic expressions and so).
But, what about creating a separated Generator for the labels ? In this way, it will not affect the products alignment.
Carlos Quintero
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